Friday, October 29, 2010

Little Petra and Petra

The blog has some catch up to do! Here are some photos from our visit to Petra, a major center for the Nabateans on the Kings Highway in Jordan. Petra was made famous in the last 20 years by the movie "Indianna Jones" which used the Treasury as a major backdrop for the story.

Petra was a hidden city, on a major trade route. There is good reason to believe that Moses and the people of the Exodus would have used Petra as a waystation during their 40 years of wandering. This would also have been a stop for the Magi, following the signs leading them to a new king.

We spent an amazing day visiting Little Petra, which was a place to keep animals away from the main town, for saftey, in case of invasion, then walking into the hidden city.

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